Rapid Redux Keeps the Streak Alive

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Rapid Redux became the 4th straight winner for Maiden Watch with a game effort at Monmouth Park. He took the lead out of the gate, but was hounded by the $425,000 2-year old, Matador Run. Eventually Matador Run fell back, but Rapid Redux was swishing his tail and I thought that Detective would go by them both. However, Rapid Redux found something more and Detective had to settle for 2nd. Matador Run held on to third. Prolific, our first-time starter by Medaglia d'Oro, trailed the field the whole way round and never got into the race. He was also a bit agitated in the post parade. Hopefully, the experience will serve him well next time out.

Result: June 20, 2008 
Monmouth Park Race 3

Rapid Redux
$4.00
$2.20
$2.10
Detective
 
$2.80
$2.20
Matador Run
   
$2.40

Equibase Chart 

Red Bird Looks to Rule at Calder

June 21, 2008
Calder Race 1

Maiden Special Weight
6 Furlongs
2 Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 12:50 PM HRTV

P Horse
1. Chatter Wine
2. Hopeful Image
3. Wilmette
4. Red Bird Rules
5. Bridge to Gold
6.
Hickory Gray
7.
Cumana

Red Bird Rules (Peace Rules - Twirling Angel by Saint Ballado) debuts in a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Calder. The dam of Red Bird Rules was a winner and she has produced one winner from one to start. She is also a half-sister to Hemingway's Key who finished 3rd in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and the Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II). Hemingway's Key was also 2 for 2 as a 2-year old.

Three of the runners met previously in a 5 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Calder on May 31, a race won by our own Renda. Cumana (Full Mandate - Sweet Alabastar by Gulch) finished 3rd that day. Cumana brought $70,000 as a 2-year old and is a half-sister to 4 winners, 2 of which won as 2-year olds. Finishing just behind Cumana in fourth was Chatter Wine (Yes It's True - Crafty Notebook by Notebook) who sold for $65,000 as a weanling. She is the first foal out of the winning mare, Crafty Notebook. Crafty Notebook is a half-sister to 3 winners including Chandtrue who was 4 for 4 as a 2-year old including victories in the Hollywood Juvenile Championship (gr. III), the Haggin, and the Willard L. Proctor Memorial. Chandtrue is by Chatter Wine's sire, Yes It's True. Sixth in the May 31 race was Hickory Gray (Flame Thrower - White Ruffle by Vigors) who is out of a stakes-placed mare who earned $48,798. Hickory Gray is a half-sister to 3 winners.

The only other experienced horse in the race is the most experienced horse, Bridge to Gold (Malabar Gold - Bridge to Cross by Phone Trick) who is making her 4th start. Her best finish was a 2nd place in a May 24 2 furlong race. Most recently, she finished 3rd on June 7 at 5 furlongs. Bridge to Gold is a half-sister to 4 winners, 3 of which won during their 2-year old season.

Selling for $50,000 as a yearling was Wilmette (Fusaichi Pegasus - Anitas Knickers by Tejabo). Wilmette is a half-sister to 2 winners. Her dam, Anitas Knickers, is a half-sister to grade III stakes winner Mr. Livingston who earned $429,285 and was stakes-placed as a 2-year old. Anitas Knickers is also a half-sister to the Peace Rules filly, Noble Rule.

Hopeful Image (Gulch - Marquet Rent by Marquetry) is the first foal out of a winning mare who earned $189,790. She is a full-sister to the stakes winner Leave a Legacy who earned $537,540 and won the Clever Trevor and Remington Futurity as a 2-year old.

Karanka Debuts at Woodbine

June 21, 2008
Woodbine Race 4

Maiden Special Weight
5 Furlongs
2 Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 2:32 PM

P Horse
1. Karanka
2. Fiddlesticks
3. C Karma
4. Poppin
5. Posse Fatale
6.
Rebecca's Song
7.
Careless Jewel
8.
Van Lear Rose
9.
Lola B.
10.
Mountain Echo

At Woodbine, Karanka (Congaree - Casual Rendezvous by High Brite) debuts in a field of 10. Karanka's dam was stakes-placed and earned $93,857. Karanka is a half-sister to 5 winners including stakes winner Devil's Valentine who won the Kingarvie Stakes as a 2-year old (and won or placed in 6 additional stakes).

The only experienced horse in this race is Lola B. (Texas Glitter - Loretta Irene by Northern Prospect) who finished 3rd in a 4.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Woodbine on May 24. Lola B. is a half-sister to 3 winners, 2 of which were 2-year old winners.

First-year sire Tapit is represented by Careless Jewel (Tapit - Sweet and Careless by Hennessy) who sold for $40,000 as a yearling.Tapit has had 8 starters who have made 9 starts recording 2 wins, 2 seconds, and 2 thirds. Careless Jewel is a half-sister to 1 winner, Black Tea, who was a 2-year old winner and earned $121,448 overall.

Van Lear Rose (Stroll - Devaluation by Conquistador Cielo) is a daughter of first-year stallion Stroll who has had 3 runners who have made a combined 5 starts with 3 wins and 1 second. Van Lear Rose is a half-sister to 4 winners including Simply Precious who won as a 2-year old and earned $211,450.

Also by a first-crop sire is Mountain Echo (Tempered Appeal - Miss Continental by Flying Continental) who is the first runner for Tempered Appeal. Tempered Appeal won or placed in 8 stakes races and earned $583,891. As a 2-year old, he made 7 starts winning 3 times (including victory in the Storm Cat Stakes) and placing twice (including a 2nd in the Swynford Stakes (CAN-III) and a 3rd in the Fort Springs Stakes). Mountain Echo, who sold for $30,000 as a weanling, is out of the winning mare, Miss Continental. Miss Continental has produced one winner.

Selling for $45,000 as a yearling was Rebecca's Song (Rahy - Lucky Pipit (GB) by Key of Luck) whose dam, Lucky Pipit, was a stakes winner as a 2-year old. Rebecca's Song is Lucky Pipit's first foal, but she is a half-sister to 4 winners.

Attraction Fatale, the dam of Posse Fatale (Posse - Attraction Fatale by Dauphin Fabuleux), was a stakes winner at 2 who earned $204,979 in her career. She has produced 5 winners, 2 of which won as 2-year olds.

C Karma (Exchange Rate - C B Carm by Slick) is out of the winning mare, C B Carm,  who earned $135,075 in her career and won 2 races (and placed in 3 others) as a 2-year old. C B Carm has produced 4 winners from 4 to race.

The dam of Fiddlesticks (Pleasant Tap - Whistling Maid by Bold n' Flashy) was a stakes-placed winner of $331,242. She also had a record of 1 win, 2 seconds, and 2 thirds in 7 starts as a 2-year old. Fiddlesticks is her first foal.

Poppin (City Zip - Dynaco by Dynaformer) sold for $26,000 as a yearling. She is a half-sister to one winner.

Himynameissarah and I'm Back

June 21, 2008
Canterbury Race 2

Maiden Special Weight
5 Furlongs
2 Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 2:58 PM

P Horse
1. Whitman
2. Copper Sunrise
3. Cosmo Babe
4. Durango Dakota
5. Payton's Drama
6.
Tribute's Flag
7.
Lil's Butter Cup
8.
Himynameissarah
9.
Storm Kitles

Himynamissarah (Saarland - Pacific Island by Grand Slam) makes her 2nd start at Canterbury after a decent 3rd first time out on June 7. This race is a furlong and a half farther which should help the daughter of Saarland. Himynamissarah is the first foal out of mare who won $126,796 in a career that included 2 2-year old victories. 

Three other horses return from Himynameissarah's debut, Payton's Drama (Dramatic Copy - Pilgrim Miss by Jacksonport) was 2nd, Copper Sunrise (Eavesdropper - Near Silver by Lac Ouimet) was 4th, and Lil's Butter Cup (Northern Afleet - Upswing by Saint Ballado) was 5th. Payton's Drama is by first-year sire Dramatic Copy who has had two starters (including Payton's Drama). Payton's Drama's 2nd is the best finish by a Dramatic Copy offspring. Payton's Drama is the first foal out of a winning mare who earned $114,543. Also by a first-crop sire is Copper Sunrise who is the only runner so far for Eavesdropper. Eavesdropper was a stakes winner who earned $167,794. He is also a half-brother to A. P. Indy and Summer Squall. Copper Sunrise's dam was a stakes winner who earned $92,688. She has produced 2 winners. Lil's Butter Cup is the first foal out of a mare who is a half-sister to 3 winners including stakes winner Generosity who earned $179,153.

The only other experienced competitor is Cosmo Babe (Proud Citizen - Deputy Em by Silver Deputy) who finished 6th in a 4.5 furlong race at Presque Isle Downs on May 30. The dam of Cosmo Babe, Deputy Em, earned $88,355, in a stakes-placed career. Deputy Em has produced 2 winners from 3 to race.

Omega Code is the first-crop sire of Whitman (Omega Code - Ten Stars by Unpredictable). Omega Code has had 8 runners who have made a combined 18 starts, recording 3 wins, 2 seconds, and 4 thirds. Whitman's dam was a winner of $74,357 who has produced 6 winners including 2 who won during their 2-year old season.

Tribute's Flag (Hero's Tribute - Ten Flags by Seattle Slew) is by first-crop stallion, Hero's Tribute whose 4 runners have made 8 starts and recorded one win. As a 2-year old, Hero's Tribute won his debut and finished 2nd in the Iroquois Stakes (gr. III). Overall, he earned $862,950 and won or placed in 9 stakes. Tribute's Flag's dam was a winner who earned $84,992 and has produced one winner from one to race. She is also a half-sister to 6 winners.

Stakes-placed Fabulous Wolf is the dam of Durango Dakota (Crowning Season - Fabulous Wolf by Wolf Power (SAF)). She is a half-sister to four winners.

Storm Kitles (In Case - Prance a Dance by Fred Astaire) is out of a winning dam who has produced two winners including one 2-year old winner.

Congo Tries to Be King of Emerald

June 21, 2008
Emerald Downs Race 3

Maiden Special Weight
4.5 Furlongs
2 Year Olds
Post Time: 5:56 PM

P Horse
1. Bold Officer
2. Gallant Son
3. Silver Lake Max
4. Tops Image
5. King Congo
6.
Zagreus
7.
Alpakapaluza
8.
Win at Chi
9.
The Zag

King Congo (Congaree - Hansel's Star by Hansel) makes his debut in the Evergreen State at Emerald Downs. King Congo, who sold for $20,000 as a yearling, is a half-brother to one winner, Bullish Yield, who has earned $85,425 through 2008. In addition, his dam is a half-sister to 8 winners including 2 2-year old winners.

The only experienced horse in the race is Alpakapaluza (Cahill Road - Anne O ' Keefe by Saratoga Six) who finished 3rd in his only start, a 4.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Emerald Downs on May 26. Alpakapaluza's dam earned $61,530 and won or placed in 15 out of 25 starts. She has produced one winner, Onehundred Days who was stakes-placed as a 2-year old and has earned $47,380 through 2008.

First-year stallion Harbor the Gold is the sire of The Zag (Harbor the Gold - Burning Crown by Crowning Season (GB)). Harbor the Gold has had one starter who finished 6th. Harbor the Gold was a winner of $68,500 who recorded 1 win, 1 second, and 1 third in 5 starts as a 2-year old. Habor the Gold is also a half-brother to 1996 champion 2-year old colt, Boston Harbor. The Zag is the first foal out of a winning mare who is a half-sister to 7 winners including Fiery Skies who was a stakes winner as a 2-year old.

Win At Chi (Benchmark - Mstoyou by El Baba) sold for $55,000 as a yearling at a sale where the average was $15,000. The dam of Win At Chi, Mstoyou, was stakes-placed as a 2-  and 3-year old and earned $167,740 in her career. She has produced 3 winners including  Here's to You who won or placed in 6 stakes including victory in the Miesque Stakes (gr. III) and a 2nd in the Buena Vista (gr. II) and earned $456,764 in her career. As a 2-year old, Here's to You earned $189,180 and won or placed in three starts.

Selling at the same sale as Win At Chi was Zagreus (Yonaguska - Chasseur Dame by French Legionaire) who brought a final bid of $41,000. Zagreus is out of a stakes winning mare who was also stakes-placed as a 2-year old and earned $110,405. She has produced 6 winners from 6 to race including 2 stakes winners.

Bold Officer (Doneraile Court - Bold Engagement by Bold Ruckus) is out of a winning mare who earned $104,484. She has produced one winner and is a half-sister to 4 winners including 2 which won as 2-year olds.

The dam of Gallant Son (Malabar Gold - Explicitly by Exploit) was a winner of $40,860 who finished 3rd three times in 3 starts as a 2-year old. Gallant Son is her first foal.

Silver Lake Max (Salt Lake - Silver Screen Girl by Silver Ghost) is the first foal out the stakes winner, Silver Screen Girl, who earned $127,121 and who is a half-sister to 9 winners.

The dam of Tops Image (He's Tops - Personal Image by Strike Gold) earned $33,475 in a career that included 2 wins as a 2-year old. She has produced 5 winners from 5 to race including stakes winners Personal Decision and Perfect Plan, both of which won stakes as 2-year olds.

2-Year Old Works

New to this blog

June 20

Working 3 furlongs in :38.06 at Saratoga was Mario d'Oro (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - No Habra Ninguna (ARG) by Parade Marshal). Mario d'Oro sold for $90,000 as a 2-year old and is out of a mare who was group I-placed in Argentina and stakes-placed in the U.S. She earned $145,991 in her career and has produced 2 winners including Wawota who finished 3rd in the Natalma Stakes (CAN-III).

Canadian Royalty (colt; Peace Rules - Northern Babe by Polish Number) worked 3 furlongs in :39.00 at Vinery Stable. Canadian Royalty is the first foal out of a mare who was a stakes winner as a 2-year old and who earned $62,933.

Returning to the WorkTab (horses previously mentioned in this blog)

June 20

Stone Skipper (colt; Birdstone - Anna K. by Boston Harbor) - Louisiana Downs, 4 furlongs, :48.40.

Becky's Express (colt; Congaree - Becky Virtue by Strodes Creek) - Arlington Park, 4 furlongs, :48.20.

Wiggle and a Wink (filly; Congaree - Friendofthefamily by Wild Rush) - Woodbine, 4 furlongs; :50.00. 

Fiesta d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro - Ionian Bride by Icecapade) - Churchill, 4 furlongs, :50.40 (sloppy).

Peace Pipe (colt; Peace Rules - Chief Mistress by Hail Emperor) - Vinery Stable, 3 furlongs, :36.80. 

Peace Roll (filly; Peace Rules - Roulette by Storm Bird) - Vinery Stable, 3 furlongs, :36.80 (hmmm... worked with Peace Pipe?). 

Just Right (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Slewvera by Seattle Slew) - Churchill Downs, 3 furlongs, :37.60.

Peaseporridge (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Prospinsky by Mr. Prospector) - Woodbine, 5 furlongs, 1:03.40.

Wickedly Spicey (filly; Speightstown - Star of Wicklow by Fast Play) - Keeneland, 4 furlongs, :50.60. 

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Pleasantly Perfect Fan

Dare we say it...Pleasantly Perfect,, win early sire??lol On a good roll,3 starts, 2wins and a 2nd! Rapid flew out of the gate and never looked back, and very game when headed.

21 Jun 2008 10:16 AM

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